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Dod Proctor (English, 1892-1972), Early Morning, Newlyn, 1926. Oil on canvas, 49.7 x 60.2 cm. The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea.

Photos of the real Poldark country shows poverty of historic Cornwall

MEN TENDING BOATS (c.1890) | Mousehole, Cornwall: 'The village and fishing port of Mousehole, near Penzance, as it looked in the 1890s, where men can be seen tending to the boats.' ✫ღ⊰n

Penzance Harbour

Penzance, Fishwife 1890. The wicker basket is called a cowal. Older fishwives would walk for miles carrying their cowals until the contents were all sold. Younger fishwives did not sell fish, but helped with the cleaning and salting of the catch. #Penzance #Cornwall

Mevagissey Harbour

Mevagissey, Inner Harbour 1890. Mevagissey's expansive harbour is thronged with boats. Because of the town's pervading odour of fish it was known familiarly as 'Fishygissey'. #Mevagissey #Harbours

Port Isaac Fishermen - 1900s (by chris_I / cornwalls.co.uk) Fishermen yarning in the North Cornwall village of Port Isaac. The harbour has been the focus of life here since the middle ages. Initially the harbour was a port used for importing and exporting heavy goods such as slate from Delabole and coal from Wales. It goes without saying that fishing was carried out alongside these activities and continued to thrive through the 19th and 20th century.